From Lockdown Jams to Atmospheric Electronica: The Emergence of Ryan Gecko’s Eponymous EP

Ryan Gecko, a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and composer, has ventured into the realm of experimental electronica with his eponymous EP, ‘Ryan Gecko‘. Based in London, Gecko’s musical journey has seen him playing bass in various instrumental rock and fusion bands. His latest work showcases a shift towards creating atmospheric, melodic electronica which has now led on to using a Eurorack modular system, which is often featured in reels on his Instagram.

The ‘Ryan Gecko’ EP, recorded during the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, is a testament to his innovative spirit. The lockdowns provided the time and space for Gecko to delve deeply into sound design and arrangement. The result is a collection of five evocative tracks that sat on a hard drive for three years, until some encouraging words from a cousin led to their release.

The EP features tracks ‘All Fall Down’, ‘Contemplation On A Long Drive’, ‘Electric Storm In London’, ‘In Search Of Soothing’, and ‘This Is Not Jazz’. Each track is a journey through melodic and atmospheric soundscapes, reflecting Gecko’s talent for blending intricate electronic elements with a deeply emotive touch. Listeners who appreciate the works of artists like Boards Of Canada and Arovane will find much to enjoy in Gecko’s compositions.

‘Ryan Gecko’ is not just an EP; it’s a glimpse into the creative mind of an artist who continues to push the boundaries of electronic music. His ability to transform the constraints of lockdown into a period of rich creativity is evident in this compelling release.